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2 stick of ram or 1 stick


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i wonder if 2 x 512mb comapred to a 1gb stick of ram is better?

which one is better? is there a difference between speed?
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Never mind this post...

Edited by spike_hacker_inc, 03 December 2006 - 09:32 AM.

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A matched pair in dual channel > 1 stick > 2 random sticks, I believe.
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A matched pair of 512Mb sticks is your best bet most memory is sold in matched pairs these days, the two sticks let you use dual channel mode because the memory is over two ports it allows faster data access. After that there is no advantage of one or two sticks although two smaller is often cheaper than one large stick, large sticks cost more to make.
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well the one im getting is from cosair, those valueram thingy.. there both the same price .

Edited by silencer.dot, 03 December 2006 - 09:25 AM.

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Get the matched pair then, thats pretty decent memory just make sure it is the correct type and speed for your computer.
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mm i have 1 more question.. its pretty much a whole different thing.. but relates to ram.. tho its bothers me making too much threads..

how u overclock ram?
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Lol, i stopped telling people a long time ago i cant possibly cover it all, also you dont overclock ram per say you overclock the system and the ram is overclocked as a side affect, also you shouldnt overclock value ram it isnt designed for it if you want overclocking get XMS range of ram from corsair it has overclocking guarantees and heatsinks.
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The RAM Speed increases when you rise the FSB to overclock your processor but if the RAM isnt very good it cant cope with the speed and will make your system just freeze like mine *sigh* so like warriorscot said buy some RAM that is designed to be put under pressure.
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XD. guess that idea out the window. anyways thanks btw ^^
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